What is SMART amalgam removal?

Some people have silver amalgam fillings. These fillings can be dangerous to remove because they release mercury on removal.

SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal System) is a way of removing silver amalgam fillings while minimising the release of mercury. This protects you, the dental team and the environment.

Please note that amalgam filling removal is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding clients due to the risk of mercury vapour inhalation.

What does SMART involve?

The dental team uses an air-filtration system to remove mercury vapours.

Also, the patient and dental team wear full protective coverings (face, head and body), including respiratory masks for oxygen delivery.

Why Willows?

We are the only certified dental practice within a 100-mile radius to use SMART. Dr Anita Shukla is SMART-trained and highly experienced in this technique.